Environmental Engineer Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of environmental engineers in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare environmental engineer salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,160
25th Percentile Wage
$68,970
50th Percentile Wage
$90,020
75th Percentile Wage
$115,820
90th Percentile Wage
$139,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental engineers in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) environmental engineers is $139,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental engineers is $55,160.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of environmental engineers in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$90,020
-6.17% -6.57%
2016
$95,570
-1.88% -
2015
$97,370
0.93% -
2014
$96,460
1.98% -
2013
$94,550
-1.46% -
2012
$95,930
- -

Compare Environmental Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of environmental engineers in eight industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for environmental engineer occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $102,200. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for mining industry (annual salary $67,460). For detailed environmental engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$102,200
Oil and Gas Extraction
$102,200
Metal Ore Mining
$81,570
Coal Mining
$80,940
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$80,930
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$77,320
Support Activities for Mining
$67,460
Support Activities for Mining
$67,460

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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